EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have bought their ECHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, from current owner Jonathan Fleisig.
The California-based Condors have been the Oilers' affiliate since July 18.
"The Oilers wanted an ECHL partner with strong ties to the community, a great fan base and league-leading business and marketing operations," said Rexall Sports Corp president and chief operating operator Patrick LaForge. "We found that in the Condors."
"The deal will give the Condors a deeper pool of player talent and access to the expertise of the Edmonton Oilers business operations, while also ensuring what makes the franchise so special ? its strong roots in Bakersfield and local management ? remain intact.